Best Damn Tech Show, Period. v 1.36 (5/27/06)
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Yahoo Teams up with Ebay
Will be the exclusive 3rd party ad provider for ebay
Yahoo adopts Paypal as their web services payment system
Yahoo search results in ebay toolbar
Exploring click2call service, probably using skype
Google Video PPC advertising Google Toolkit for developers to write AJAX http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/ Shutting down Orkut communities in Brazil because of illegal activities
Microsoft Upgrades Local Live. Several good new features including the ability to share directions and maps. Plus the chance to add to collection. Real-time traffic reporting currently being tested in UK and some of Canada in an attempt to increase their map share which has them behind MapQuest, Yahoo and Google.
Release of the second major version of Vista and Office Betas was rolled out to those who signed up for the customer preview (2 million)
A revamp of the latest Office (2007) will apparently unlock a lot of the 80% that most users find too difficult. Clippy will not be making a comeback. Due out at the end of the year.
Microsoft this week unveiled a new image format at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, which it hopes will take on the ubiquitous JPEG format. Windows Media Photo will be supported in Windows Vista and Windows XP, officials said. Microsoft boasts that its compression technology can offer better images at half the size of a JPEG file.
dotMobi New Top Level Domain .mobi Launched
A joint venture company based in Ireland, with offices in Washington DC that calls itself the first and only Internet address created for mobile phones, dotMobi, has launched a new Internet top-level domain, optimized for access from mobile phones. Tradmarking starts June 12th, rest of the world August 28th.
Motorola launches Blackberry killer called the Moto Q a business tool with Windows support $300 with Bluetooth, MS Office et al.
Sony Judge Approves Sony Rootkit Settlement
Anyone who purchased, received, or used CDs containing the digital-rights management (DRM) software after August 1, 2003, is covered under the agreement. Those who file a claim will receive new unprotected replacement CDs, free music downloads from a selection of 200 titles, or cash payments of $7.50.
Apple/Nike Apple partners with Nike on iPod for runners Nike and Apple announced a partnership targeting runners and iPod users. Tune your run is a way to use the iPod to track data captured in the soles of new Nike running shoes. The new bionic shoe/iPod combination will work together to track information on time, distance, calories burned and pace and store it on the iPod.
Samsung New Samsung Notebook Replaces Hard Drive With Flash Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that it will launch two mobile computers in early June that will do away with hard drives altogether, replacing them with 32 gigabytes of NAND flash memory.
MySpace a couple of teen hackers who were booted from MySpace have reportedly attempted to extort MySpace after threatening to reveal secrets on hacking the community.
Schmidt Faced Rant about video game console prices (PS3 $499 or 600 for the premium)
Iris on the Virus with guest Schmiddy
Microsoft Word issue
Internet Storm Center reporting Green status.
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- Opera (Opera 9 beta version 2 is out)
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